"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentines Day, Fun Friday, and My Daughter's 36th Birthday

This photo is a photo from my angel friend Jean.  Her son took this picture Jeff.  Is it gorgeous or what - and you just bask in that sunshine for a minute.

I'm having a Valentines Contest that ends Feb. 28th.

There will be 3 winners.  

I'll mail something to you.  

A surprise and not an expensive one!  

Just a little gift.

Play if you dare. 

I have to tell you this - this is fun -   I'm having a ball - I just L O V E  to see what everyone sends me - 

I think they're all great.

From Sheila at the Quintessential Magpie

Photos from the Web.

From Sandra at Madsnapper

JP at A Quiet Place - she took this while kayaking.

Ann from Ann's Snap Edits & Scrape.   

Calamity Jane

These are from Cheri from Chez Cheri.

From Kim at Millie's Mats

Pauline from Pauline's Country Tales

Theresa's Mixed Nuts.

Fairhope Supply Company

Sally at Retired English Teacher

Carol at Imagination

Starry Dawn at The Existence of Our Natural Environment.
A Valentine's Poem.

Lynn at Good Things Happen

Betty from Cut and Dry

Georgie at Through the Eyes of Tweedles

Renea at Renea's Simple Sequins

Susan at Writing from the Heart

Sharon Sharing God

Vee at A Haven for Vee

(Orange rinds)

Karen at At Home In High Country

And now for some fun!


From Lee Kitchen Connection


“Every now and again take a good look at something not made with hands- a mountain, a star, the turn of a stream. There will come to you wisdom and patience and solace and, above all, the assurance that you are not alone in the world.”
Sidney Lovett - minister

Chatty's Favorite:

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Pondside said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter!
I like the thought of grabbing a tutu and turning myself around - too cute!

Beth said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter. Today is my daughter's birthday too.
I loved the graphics and photos in today's post Sandie!!

Lynn said...

Aw - your daughter was born on a very special day! I'll bet she was a wonderful Valentine.

Love the hearts (especially mine). :) Happy Valentines Day!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Happy Birthday, Kelly!

Fun post, Sandie! Love ALL the Valentines and the funnies, both.

That poor snowman! He can't help it! But I am sooooo tired of winter. And I don't think we are done yet. We usually get one bad cold snap in March. That is actually some of the coldest snaps we have had... Just as spring is here, and the way OldMan Winter has been acting up, I would not doubt it.



jackie collins said...

What a great laugh for today! The kittens will always make me smile! Have a great daughters birthday and Valentine's Day! Valentine's Day hugs to all from Missouri!

Sandra said...

Happy Birthday Kelly, my son is 49 today, so there are two valentine birthdays.
love all the valentines and to funny on Betty's skeleton valentine


HAPPY Birthday to your daughter and HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY to you.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter! And Happy Valentines day my friend. LOVE the sweet kitties but that poor snowman. Is that what he really deserves? lol xox

Betty Manousos said...

happy, happy birthday, kelly!!
such cute valentines.
happy valentine's day!

Sandee said...

♥♥Happy Valentine’s Day♥♥
♥♥.•*’ (¸.•*´♥`*•.¸)`*•.♥♥

Willow said...

Oh all the love feels so wonderful !
Happy Valentines day Chatty :)

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Happy Birthday to Kelly!
The second and third photos are now my favorites in the contest! So sweet!
Hope you have a very Happy Valentine's Day!!

BECKY said...

Happy birthday to your lovely daughter, Chatty!! Love all the photos and laughed out loud at a few, as always!! Happy Valentine's day to you, dear friend!

Cathy said...

I love the beach scene! Gorgeous!!!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What a great Valentine you have there. Birthday blessings to your daughter ! I'm doing a little hokey pokey here today. More pokey than hokey for sure. Happy Valentines Day!

Aunt Betsy said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter, Happy Valentine's Day to all of y'all, and I love the "grab your tutu!"

jack69 said...

As always I enjoyed the visit. Love all the valentines. Happy Birthday to the birthday girl.
Happy Valentine's day to you! Hope you are cozy warm!

Laugh and lift
Love sent on this special day. From Florida!

Melanie said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Sandie. And happy birthday to your daughter! :-)

Denise said...

Happy Birthday to your dear daughter. Happy Valentines Day to you, love you.

Joyce Olson said...

Oh Happy Birthday to your darling daughter-she is beautiful and looks like you!!
Happy Valentines Day to you and your sweet family!

CalamityJr said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Sandie!

Happy Birthday, Kelly!

Nancy's Notes said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter, Kelly! Sandy, great Valentine features! Hokey Pokey, loved doing that so much!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Happy Valentine's Day and happy birthday to Kelly!!

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter!! that is too fun. i love that she is so close to my age ... i will be turning 36 this year in May. so scary. time flies. happy <3 day. i was wondering how to enter your giveaway ... do you just comment on this post or?? i will keep looking. have a happy weekend. happy <3 day!!! ( :

A Quiet Corner said...

Birthdays are great...let alone being on V Day!!!!..:)JP

Inger said...

Happy Birthday, Kelly and Happy Valentine's Day to y'all (is that you spell it down south).

Inger said...

Happy Birthday, Kelly and Happy Valentine's Day to y'all (is that you spell it down south).

Debbie said...

Happy Birthday to your Kelly, the mom of one of the cutest kids on the block. (Wait. Don't tell him that I said that. He is at an age when he does not want to be cute, isn't he?)

As for the valentines, I have just chosen a favorite from this group. I'm not going to say which one so that I can pretend that I was talking about the winner the whole time. I'm sneaky like that.

Paula said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you and your daughter and happy birthday to her. Hope she gets two gifts. One for birthday and one for valentine's day.

Lynn@Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

That first pic looks so warm and inviting and for some reason I'm very fond of "die winter die":@) Happy Valentine's Day!

Merlesworld said...

Happy birthday to your daughter.
Many fun things here.

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Hey, you didn't put up my heart! Didn't you get it? {it should be on the latest email I sent to you}

I love the kittens in the pot! LOL LOL

That golden sunset over the ocean was tremendous. He should sell that picture to a magazine or a calendar company. It is GORGEOUS!

Now, Chatty go get my heart...my heart for you {and the contest}.

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Dang, oops,

Happy Birthday, Kelly!

Blondee said...

Happy Birthday, Kelly!!

Happy Valentine's Day, Chatty! <3

Dee said...

You had a Valentine baby...how sweet is that...H to your Happy Birthday to your Kelley...she is very pretty. And I do believe i need to get myself and turn myself around....LOL

Miss Debbie said...

Happy Birthday, Kelly! Love the penguin in the tutu! Cute!

Dee said...

Forgot to add...all the Valentine entries are cool....

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

I hope your daughter had a fantastic birthday! Happy Valentine's Day!

Susan said...

Ohhhhh, a happy new year of life for Kelly! Hope her day was delightful.

Loved the post today, Sandie. The little penguin is my heartthrob!

Happy Valentine's Day to one of the sweetest people I know----YOU! Susan

Zoe Byrd said...

happy birthday to you and your daughter! ( I think you deserve a little happy as well as you did at least half the work that day! LOL) I haven't been here enough! I miss you and your site... I love all the heart pics... oddly I had a CT Scan of my eyes today and some weird thing showed up on the film... they didn't understand it but we were all laughing because it was in the shape of a perfect little heart... turned out to be nothing but a prob with the machine... but how ironic that it would be today... I should have asked for the picture! RATS! Happy Valentines Sandie! missing you! xo zoe

Ann said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter. My dad's birthday was today too. He would have been 91.
Happy Valentines day

Starry Dawn said...

Hi Sandie,
Thank you for posting My Photo Poem for Valentine's Day!!
Happy Valentine's Day, Sandie, family & beloved ones!!
Have a blessed time with those you love, Sandie, sweet dear friend!
God may bless you all.
Poet Starry Dawn.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Happy Valentines Day!
And Happy Birthday to your daughter!

Theresa Mahoney said...

Your daughter is a Valentine's baby? How neat! Happy Birthday to her!

Betty said...

I didn't know your daughter was born on Valentine's Day. Too bad it's not a holiday so she could have the day off. Happy Birthday Kelly!

I shut down my computer and when I brought it back up I was able to get into blogs. Strange.

betty said...

I'm late with birthday wishes, but Happy Birthday Kelly! I hope the day was a good one! Loved the picture of the sunset over the beach Sandie!

off to get my heart picture done this weekend :)


Jim said...

All great Valentine heart pictures, Sandie. My favorite tonight will be the cat peeking through the knot hole cutout in the fence.

Lee said...

Another great post full of joy. I love that beach/ocean scene...glorious.


Hope your daughter had a great birthday...
...and you and loved ones had a super Valentine's Day.

Granny Annie said...

What a joy it must have been to have a baby girl on Valentine's Day!

Jackie said...

Happy birthday, Kelly!
What a great variety of Valentine photos!
I do hope that your Valentine's Day was a lovely one.
Hugs to you,

Cranberry Morning said...

Sandie! Thank you for all the fun smiles with this post. Loved the computer mouse one especially. LOL
Have a wonderful weekend!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Birthday to Kelly!!!!

Lee said...

I meant to say....a very Happy Birthday to your daughter, too. She's a lovely looking young woman. :)

Vee said...

That is an exquisite photo...

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Sandie - happy birthday to Kelly - love the photos with Andy ..

Always the graphics and photos are fun to read and see ..

Hope you've all had a very happy time ... cheers Hilary

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter! And the red-bellied woodpecker is not necessarily a sign of spring, but I do hope so! I did see a robin yesterday. :)

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to your daughter!

Mevely317 said...

These Valentines entries are pretty amazing, aren't they? You're so sweet to showcase their talents!

Happy belated Valentines, and very happy birthday wishes to Kelly!!!

Have a great week ahead!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Thanks so much for always making me smile, and giving me a clear perspective. Going to kick some grass and keep it moving, ha ha!!!

Retired English Teacher said...

As always, I loved your post. I would have a hard time picking my favorite heart. I have a bit of a partial leaning toward the one I shared, but I really loved the one of the hands.

Kay G. said...

Wow, I love that shot of the baby's feet with the hands of the parents forming a heart, that's wonderful.
Happy birthday to your daughter!
Hope you survived the icy storm, it was scary...now we have to think about EARTHQUAKES!! Yikes!

Small Kucing said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter :)

Lovely photos :)

Starry Dawn said...

Hi again, Sandie,
Your daughter is beautiful.
I think she looks like you.
Thank you for your kind emails!
God may bless you all.

Lucy said...

Hope your daughter had a nice birthday. Could not possibly choose a favorite. To many and all cute and funny.

Louvregirl said...

CC-emailed you my 3 pics! Hope you are well and belated happy valentines day!!!!

Catherine said...

Dear Sandie, I am a little late, though I hope your Valentine's Day was a good one.
I always enjoy your posts. They are filled with wisdom and joy.
Blessings dear. Catherine xo

The Domestic Sweetheart said...

Happy Birthday! What a great beach shot :-) PS I'm hosting another giveaway http://domesticsweetheart.blogspot.com/2014/02/minky-chic-review-giveaway.html

mail4rosey said...

That sun looks so glorious I could almost feel it!

Happy Birthday to your daughter. :)

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Renae of Simple Sequins said...

By tribal print, I mean it is random or non exact similar to tribal or hieroglyphics or something. hahahaha

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Happy Birthday to your Kelly!! What a wonderful Valentine's present you received 36 years ago Sandie!!
She had a great week to enjoy her birthday - lots of rest and relaxation!!

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